. >> let me play something that's come to tower attention and being widely reported. tommy thompson running for the senate, and now his son who's been very actively involved as a surrogate and running his campaign, this is what he had to say, some very controversial remarks caught on camera at a republican party brunch yesterday in wisconsin. >> we have the opportunity to send president obama back to chicago or kenya. >> back to chicago or kenya? john, i mean, tommy thompson has apologized for this, for his son's remarks, and he said that this is something he should not have said and that jason thompson apologizes as well. >> i agree with tommy thompson. i don't think it's going to be that big of a bump in the road for his campaign. it's still a pretty close election. i don't think this will be the game changer. >> i want to take some time here to talk about arlen specter. john, i know you knew him in the washington context. ed rendell, i first met him in 1967. i was just out of school and covering the district attorney, the republican then district attorney. he was trying to run for mayor.